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May 27

May 26

The Downing Street memo is farely complete and readable by now. -- Toytoy 00:23, May 30, 2005 (UTC)

May 25

  • A massive power outage produced a blackout in the Russian capital of Moscow. Authorities are still investigating the matter and working on solving the problem.
    • Not posted. Page with bolded link was not updated. If it's just one city affected, it's local news. -- PFHLai 23:55, 2005 May 25 (UTC)

May 23

NB:Image is redundant to commons Image:Flag de-nordrhein westfalen civil.png and will be deleted in a months time --Paddyez 15:17, 15 August 2005 (UTC)

May 20

Updated. - BanyanTree 18:41, 20 May 2005 (UTC)

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May 16

  • The Parliament of Kuwait, in a 35-23 vote with one abstention, legalises women's suffrage for all women ages 21 and up, subject to Islamic law. It will take effect for the 2007 Parlimentary Election. --Kitch 18:10, 16 May 2005 (UTC)

May 13

  • Pope Benedict XVI waives the five-year waiting period normally required before somebody's beatification process may begin and starts the process for his predecessor, John Paul II on the 24th anniversary of his assasination attempt.


May 12

May 10

  • Suharto, former military dictator of Indonesia, is hospitalized with intestinal bleeding. --Kitch 19:08, 10 May 2005 (UTC)

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May 5


(A candidate in Staffordshire South has died, so the election there has been postponed).

May 4

  • The Pakistani government announces that it has captured Abu Faraj al-Libbi. If verified, this is the most important Al-Qaeda suspect to have been arrested thus far.-gadfium 23:36, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Since I got no response to this, I've added it myself.-gadfium 02:07, 5 May 2005 (UTC)
      • If your a sysop you don't need to list on this page, do you? This page is just to help non-sysops edit the template (I thought). BrokenSegue 04:25, 8 May 2005 (UTC)
        • I don't need to, but I think it's a good idea so I get some peer review before putting something on the main page.-gadfium 07:32, 8 May 2005 (UTC)
  • The rights to develop the memorial at the Choeung Ek killing fields near Phnom Penh, Cambodia, have been given for 30 years to JC Royal Co. --Kitch 11:37, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Not sure if this is important enough for ITN.-gadfium 02:07, 5 May 2005 (UTC)

May 3

  • It would be nice to have something about the events in Nepal - there have been mentions in Current Events for the last three days, but I have no time to write an article to link to. The most appropriate article may be Gyanendra of Nepal. I don't see anything on Wikinews either.-gadfium 21:33, 3 May 2005 (UTC)

May 2

    • Don't know about the pic. A nukiller explosion is a lot more eye-catching than (yet another) politician in a suit, nice red tie notwithstanding. (However, if it's so decided, on this other pic, he'd be looking into the page). Hajor 22:26, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
    • I think the 'sparkle' on his forehead is more eye-catching. :-) -- PFHLai 00:56, 2005 May 3 (UTC)

May 1

  • Following Saturday's car bombings in Cairo, some 200 people have been brought in for questioning by Egytian police. 8 people were injured in the attacks. --Gkhan 05:34, May 2, 2005 (UTC)